MASTERS 2020

Baseball Queensland aim to host a 35+, 45+ and 55+ Masters state titles event will be held on the 14th and 15th of March 2020.
 
Locations:

35+ Masters to be played at Narangba Demons BC (14-15 March)

45+ Masters to be played at Surfers Paradise BC (14-15 March)

55+ Masters to be played at Southside Indians BC (14-15 March)

30+ Women’s Master to be played at Southside Indians BC (14-15 March)

For those who aren’t full season members within Baseball Queensland you will need to pay purchase a membership – we recommend you consider the “Tournament membership” (linked below) which covers Insurance and membership costs for the tournament. Once you are a member you will need to find a team to play with. 

 
For more information contact your regional delegate.
  
 
Tournament Information:
 

Who can enter a team:
Anyone can nominate a team all you need is an appointed “Team Captain” as the group coordinator and point of contact, 9-16 players and you can submit a roster.

 
 
To Download click > File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx)
 
Complete and email to gareth@baseballqld.asn.au
 
 
 In summary, all participants need to be registered members. Full active members, which is what you are if you play for a club; or a Tournament membership holder. Both can be found on our membership portal. If you hold a full active membership you need not buy any additional membership. 
Once you have everyone on your team registered as a member, you will need to collect the tournament entry fee ($906.75 +3% transaction fee) from your team and pay this when you register your team through our team entry portal.   You will also need to collect $26.40 per person on your roster to cover the lunch provision fee payable prior to the event. Lunch Menu will be circulated to all teams prior to event. Team Captains will be invoiced $26.40 per person on their roster. 
Fees:
All participants need to be registered members of Baseball Queensland. If you have already registered with a club your current membership will suffice. If you know someone that doesn’t currently play but wants to join your team, they can buy a tournament membership that registers them for the duration of the event. Those in need of a membership can purchase their memberships ($25 + 3% transaction fee) at this link:  https://reg.sportlomo.com/club/baseballaustralia/baseballqld
 

There is also a team tournament levy ($906.75 + 3% transaction fee) payable when you nominate your team – nominations won’t be accepted until payment is received. To Register your team please follow this link: 

https://sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/registration/event-registration/index/1401

 
 
Team lunches:
Team Lunches will also be provided throughout and are charged at $13.20 per day, per player, coach/official on your roster. Your team contact person will be issued an invoice for your team lunches, this invoice is payable by no later than 9 March 2020.  
 
 
Game length:
110 minutes or 9 innings. 
 
 
Cash prizes!
First place wins $300. Second place wins $200.
 
Playing Rules:
As per the GBL By-Laws 
 
Bats:

Games will be played under the GBL Masters Competition Rules, with the exception that 6.13.2 will not apply. This means the men’s Masters competitions will only permit the use of wood, wood composite and wood laminate bats.

GBL By- Law 6.13.2 and 6.13.3 will apply for the Female Masters Competition.

Specifically: 6.13.2 All bats used in Masters Competitions shall comply with the following: a) it shall not be more than thirty-six (36) inches in length; nor more than two and five eighths (25 /8) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7 /8 inch for bats less than thirty (30) inches) at its smallest part. b) it shall not weigh, numerically, more than three (3) ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a thirty-three (33) inch long bat cannot weigh less than thirty (30) ounces). c) if not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labelled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half (1 /2) inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting colour. d) aluminium/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminium/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one and a half (11 /2) inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting colour. e) cracked, dented or otherwise damaged or deformed bats are not permitted. Any metal/alloy bat that does not clearly have the barrel composition marked on it by the manufacturer is not permitted. 6.13.3 Females shall use bats as described in Bylaw 6.13.2 except the bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than five (5) ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a thirty-three (33) inch long bat cannot weigh less than twenty-eight (28) ounces).

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